New Orleans police officer suspended after bystanders claim he did nothing to stop public rape of unconscious woman


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  • A New Orleans police officer was suspended after he said he did nothing when a bystander warned him that a woman was being assaulted nearby.

  • Bystanders told the 911 dispatcher that the officer did not move when he told them about the rape.

  • “He just parked here,” she said over the 911 voice.

A New Orleans police officer has been suspended for failing to respond to a case in which he was raped by an unconscious woman in the corner of a nearby car.

in the audio In the 911 calls obtained by Nola.com and the nonprofit newsroom The Lens, a bystander was heard telling the 911 caller that he had found a police officer who might be able to respond to the scene sooner. increase.

“There’s a police officer right in front of you now,” the woman told the dispatcher.

But the police didn’t answer, she said.

“I mean, this police officer hasn’t moved. He’s still parked here,” the woman said.

The attacker fled before a bystander could approach the officer.

Following the incident on July 26th, the woman shared her experience in a series of tweets.

“Did you know that police turn a blind eye to an ongoing rape, let the perpetrator go free, and dismiss bystanders as witnesses?” the woman tweeted to New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. I asked with

The policeman is the second city court’s deputy constable. He was suspended indefinitely from his role without pay. Nola.com.

The New Orleans constables are well-trained law enforcement officers, according to a CBS affiliate. WWL-TVThey carry badges and guns and have complete discretion to arrest people.

The officer was off duty when the woman approached, according to Nola.com, but the name was not released. Previously, he provided security details for films being filmed in the area.

“This is not characteristic of most people in law enforcement, including NOPD. increase.”

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